August 13, 2022

Fourteen days which shook the country: the death of Kim Jong Il

How the sudden passing of the DPRK's Great Commander unfolded

This is the first part of a two-part series on the death of Kim Jong Il and the subsequent to rise to power of Kim Jong Un. Read part two here.

There is something special about the deaths of dictators, when a person with absolute authority over millions is suddenly gone, showing to everyone that he is, or, rather was, just a man. This is what happened in North Korea in 2011.